Construction underway on Griesbach’s Maple Leaf Playground
The playground initiative and core fundraising was spearheaded by Griesbach Community League, which formed a playground committee to plan and coordinate the application and design process,. MGG Fundraising Society and Major General Griesbach School were valuable partners in our fundraising efforts. Many local businesses stepped forward to generously contribute as Corporate Sponsors. We received financial support in the form of grants from The City of Edmonton, Canada 150 and the Province of Alberta. In addition, numerous residents personally contributed as individual donors.
We have managed to maximize the allowable build on our playground site. Designed based on consultation with residents of Griesbach and children at Major General Griesbach School, Maple Leaf Playground will include a full size playground, plus a separate play area for smaller children. Bike bumps will form a fun and unique landscape feature. As well, it will include a gazebo that will be ideal for hosting children’s events. Ample seating and foliage will be located throughout the site. As a tribute to Griesbach’s unique Maple trees along 97th Street, a semi-circle of Maples will be planted to shelter the playground and provide shade and a beautiful and unique landscape element.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us along the way – be it volunteering for one of our fundraising events, saving bottles for us, writing a cheque, buying a brick or picking something up at our silent auctions.
A special thanks to our Playground Committee: Jim Chronopoulos, Joylyn Teskey and Kara Kempin – as well as our fundraising duo of Brad Tilley and Stacy Felkar.
Below are conceptual drawings of the playground. (The final playground will not be exactly as depicted.
For donation and sponsorship inquires contact our Playground Sponsorship Group:
For general questions or comments regarding the playground build process, please contact the Playground Committee Members:
Corporate Sponsorship Brochure
Click link below for our most recent Corporate Sponsorship Brochure (Don’t have Adobe Acrobat?)